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Design for life: Creating meaning in a distracted world

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Design for life : Creating meaning in a distracted world. / Walker, Stuart.

London : Routledge, 2017. 278 p.

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Walker S. Design for life: Creating meaning in a distracted world. London: Routledge, 2017. 278 p. doi: 10.4324/9781315312538

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